Fast track your career in cybersecurity with C-CAP.
The demand for cybersecurity professionals has reached an all-time high. With more than 504,316 cybersecurity positions open in the U.S., a 36.5 percent growth rate through 2022, and a zero percent unemployment rate, an apprenticeship in cybersecurity is an employable and desirable career path. Whether you are just starting your career, transitioning positions, or are looking for a fresh start, the Colorado Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program will give you the education, skills, and experience to launch your career in cybersecurity management.
The Colorado Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program, also known as C-CAP, provides aspiring cybersecurity professionals with the academic and skills-based knowledge required to earn mid-level and advanced-level cybersecurity positions. Through a series of industry-aligned college courses, boot camps, and on-the-job training, apprentices will be fully equipped to succeed in one of the fastest-growing sectors in the nation. Concurrently, cybersecurity organizations will benefit from a steady pipeline of highly skilled workforce talent, allowing employers to sufficiently recruit, train, and retain the top cybersecurity professionals.
The C-CAP is designed to prepare you for mid-level and advanced-level cybersecurity roles across five different sectors. To align with industry needs, all five cybersecurity apprenticeship programs include relevant cybersecurity certifications. Upon completion of three courses and the associated boot camps, you will be equipped with the skills, education, and experience to work in the exciting and ever-evolving world of cybersecurity management.
Courses are offered online and in the evenings.
Our leading instructors are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and instruction in cybersecurity management. Receive personalized guidance from professors with real-world experience in the industry. Our program is located in one of the nation's top cities for cybersecurity professionals, offering you a cutting-edge, immersive perspective into the industry.
Get paid to learn. You will receive both instructions and paid on-the-job training as you progress through the program. At the completion of each of the three phases, you will receive an increase in pay as well as added responsibility in your cybersecurity roles.
To meet the needs of employer partners, the coursework is mapped to the skills outlined in the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework. You will receive current and relevant cybersecurity knowledge in each of the three courses. Upon completion of each course, you will also participate in boot camps to gain in-depth training on industry-recognized certifications, bridging the gap between basic and mid-level cybersecurity skills.
You will have access to the Career Coaching Program, which connects you to a mentor in the cybersecurity industry to aid your transition from apprenticeship to career. With your mentor, you will engage in a variety of activities including personal reflection exercises, seminars, etiquette dinners, networking, and professional development workshops.
You will have access to numerous support services provided by the UCCS College of Business Career Development Center, including individual career counseling, resume reviews, mock interviews, conflict management, salary negotiation, effective communication, and professional etiquette. Additionally, students will have access to the First2Go Program, which is designed for the academic success of first-generation students.
The program is offered completely online, allowing you to work for any cybersecurity organization in the country. You will learn from our top faculty with real-world experience in the cybersecurity industry, no matter where you are located.